Google Search Cancer Nanoparticles

This is Google’s boldest search plan yet

By on October 29, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

This is Google’s boldest search plan yet

Google is not done improving Search just yet — with the company interested in answering more and more complex queries in the future — but it won’t just stick to providing users a tool to finding stuff online. Google X’s Dr. Andrew Conrad told The Wall Street Journal at the WSJ.D conference that the company is working on a special new medical project which might allow Google to search the human body for answers to various medical conditions including cancer in the future. More →

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Droid Turbo James Franco TV Commercial

James Franco’s strange Droid Turbo ad makes even HTC’s Robert Downey Jr. spots look good

By on October 28, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

James Franco’s strange Droid Turbo ad makes even HTC’s Robert Downey Jr. spots look good

Motorola’s next flagship handset for Verizon has appeared in many leaks before becoming official, including a TV commercial that’s starring none other than famed actor James Franco, who delivers a rather strange Droid Turbo promo message. More →

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Hugo Barra on iPhone 6 Design and Xiaomi

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

By on October 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Shots fired: Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says iPhone 6 looks so good because it swiped features from HTC

Tired of having to defend his company against claims that its products (including hardware, software and even online presentation) are shameless copies of their respective Apple versions, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra on Tuesday said at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD conference that some of Apple’s most recent products also take cues from rivals, Gigaom reports. More →

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Droid Turbo Feature Videos

These videos break down the Droid Turbo’s coolest features one by one

By on October 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

These videos break down the Droid Turbo’s coolest features one by one

This week, Verizon Wireless unveiled the Droid Turbo, a carrier exclusive from Motorola with an impressive spec sheet to rival the best Android smartphones on the market. We had a chance to get our hands on this surprising addition to Motorola’s holiday slate on Tuesday, but if that wasn’t enough for you, Verizon has uploaded a series of videos highlighting some of the features of the Droid Turbo as well. More →

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iPhone 7 Sapphire Display

Here’s why giving the iPhone 7 a sapphire display could be pointless

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Here’s why giving the iPhone 7 a sapphire display could be pointless

Apple probably isn’t making an iPhone with a sapphire display anytime soon, especially given the surprising bankruptcy of its former sapphire manufacturing partner, GT Advanced Technologies. But even if Apple had the capability to mass produce a sapphire display iPhone, would it be wise to do so? DisplayMate president Ray Soneira argues that it would not be simply because sapphire displays give off too much glare to really deliver the kind of experience Apple is looking for. More →

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Apple Watch OS iPhone Concept Video

Awesome video shows what your iPhone would look like running Apple Watch’s OS

By on October 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Awesome video shows what your iPhone would look like running Apple Watch’s OS

If Apple won’t even consider merging iOS with OS X, we really can’t see the company merging iOS with the Apple Watch’s OS. YouTube user and iOS developer Lucas Menge has taken a crack at trying to bring Apple Watch to the iPhone anyway and has posted a new video showing a concept design of what your iPhone would look like if its main user interface were designed like the Apple Watch’s. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Tablet Replacement

With this one accessory, the iPhone 6 Plus could replace your iPad

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM.

With this one accessory, the iPhone 6 Plus could replace your iPad

Before everyone finally got their hands on the iPhone 6 Plus, it wasn’t uncommon to hear concerns about its size. iPhone users that hadn’t been acquainted with a phablet pictured something along the lines of a phone just marginally smaller than the iPad mini, which, of course, was more than a slight exaggeration. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

Android is open, but not for hackers: 3 key ways Lollipop will keep your data safer

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Google’s mobile platform is open source, of course, but the newest version of Android places a significant amount of focus on closing the OS when it comes to blocking hackers and thwarting data thieves. New security features in Android 5.0 might not be buzzing as much as the look of Google’s gorgeous new Material Design, but all the hacks and private photo leaks we keep seeing are constant reminders of just how important security is on mobile devices.

Now, in a new blog post on the Android Blog, Google has detailed three key ways the company has enhanced security with Lollipop. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Release Date Specs

Motorola and Verizon unleash the Droid Turbo, a big new phone with specs to die for

By on October 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Motorola and Verizon unleash the Droid Turbo, a big new phone with specs to die for

Although the original Motorola Droid was a solid hit that helped put Android on the map in the U.S., the brand has since taken a backseat to other big-name Android phones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Verizon and Motorola on Tuesday did their best to put the Droid back in the spotlight with the new Droid Turbo, a big new phone with some of the most powerful specs you’ll see in a device this year. More →

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32GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

The mystery of the 32GB iPhone 6 gets solved… and there’s no reason to get excited

By on October 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

The mystery of the 32GB iPhone 6 gets solved… and there’s no reason to get excited

After an iPhone 6 picture from China suggested earlier this week that Apple may have built some special 32GB iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units, which are on display in a few stores in the region, French publication Consomac has been able to find out more details about said device and has even confirmed its existence in the process. Unfortunately, there’s no good news for potential iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus buyers looking for 32GB versions. More →

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Kim Kardashian Interview BlackBerry

BlackBerry finds a most unlikely savior

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

BlackBerry finds a most unlikely savior

BlackBerry’s attempts to get celebrities to endorse its products have clearly not worked out in the past — does anyone remember the utter debacle that was “creative director” Alicia Keys? That said, the company may have just found a new celebrity champion who is not only a bigger name than Keys right now but who also genuinely has a love and affection for its products. Yes, we’re talking about Kim Kardashian, the polarizing reality TV star who has also recently made waves in the tech industry for her insanely profitable and awesomely mindless mobile game called Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood. More →

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John Legere Interview iPhone 6

Getting ‘down on your knees’ for the iPhone really paid off for Legere’s T-Mobile

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Getting ‘down on your knees’ for the iPhone really paid off for Legere’s T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s extravagant and highly boisterous CEO John Legere on Monday made an appearance on stage during Re/code‘s Code/Mobile conference, where he talked about various T-Mobile-related things including the carrier’s financial results for the last quarter, the “Uncarrier” strategy and how competitors deal with it, but also the iPhone, and specifically the iPhone 6. More →

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